Spermbirds

Common Thread tracks

Lyrics


1. MELT THE ICE

Heat up
We can melt the ice
Now burn
We can melt the ice
We are frozen in line
But at least
We're still together
Our hopes can melt the ice
And heat the dreams we have
Alone
We are cold
But we'll burn
The strength of numbers
And move
With the water
And heat the dreams we have
Heat up
We can melt the ice
Now burn
We can melt the ice
We are cracks in the wall
That lights on our ambition
Ignites the recognition
That wall must come down
We turn
And look for help
But it comes
Only from ourselves
And we know the ice we melt
Is the passion of our lives




2. OPEN LETTER

Don't tell me what to sing about
You don't try to understand
You might think you've found
Another easy target
But I've got other plans
You talk
But not to me
Talk shit
That's what I see
Turn around
And look in my eyes
Tell me I'm wrong
Then tell me why
It took seven years
To recognize
But you still don't get it
And I despise your sacrifice
Self righteous
Political pedestal
Lies




3. TWO FEET

To see
And hear
What is here
Know what can be
What you want to be
To speak your mind
Say what you feel
And think
To rock the boat
Let no one else
Make plans
Two feet for you to stand
Two feet for you to stand
Gotta work it the way you planned
Two feet for you to stand
Two feet
So stand
Know what you want
Don't wait
For things to be given to you
It's easy
To be safe
Don't fall in line
Don't bide your time
Don't ask
Permission
To be recognized
Now move your ass
Two feet for you to stand




4. STRONGER

The time has come
(What are you living for)
I've got something to say
(Open the door)
And I won't forget
The mistakes I've made
But I'm not giving up
I'm not going away
Stronger
The common thread
That makes you my friend
Is that we will not break
Although we might bend
And when we're pushed down
We'll stand up again
Stronger
Do you understand




5. ONLY A PHASE

Are you growing up
Or giving up
You might be older
But that's not enough
Does your age regulate
What's right or wrong
You can't relate
Or maybe all along
Have you grown up
Or giving up
It really doesn't matter
Cause you don't give a fuck
You haven't lost your convictions
There were never any there
Now you're part of the problem
And you don't care
When you were yonger
You spoke a little too loud
You talked about things
You knew nothing about
Now it's all come home
And you've lost your spine
There are no facts
When you're living a lie
You're twenty five
You're already dead
You never believed
A word that you said
You reminisce about the good old days
And tell yourself it was only a phase
By denying the facts
You're denying the truth
Self respect
A luxury of youth
Believe what you want
And try not to hate
What you don't understand
And the time that you waste
So close your eyes
And then go to sleep
And try to forget
What you didn't keep
And tell yourself
That apathy pays
And that the truth was only a phase




6. ONE CHANCE

Oh my god give me just one chance
One chance to be myself
One chance to make my stand
Stand up to anyone else
That's all I want
I want
One chance
That's all I need
One chance for me
Oh my god give me just one chance
And I will use it well
To wipe doubt right out of my mind
One chance to crack this shell
That's all I want
I want
One chance
That's all I need
One chance for me




7. WITH A GUN

Even if you're right
Everything you do is wrong
You can't sleep at night
Or have you slept too long again
Be oh so nice
Try hard not to offend
Maybe it would be better
If you had your teeth kicked in
Sometimes I feel
More creative
With a gun
I can say
So many things
With a gun
Get it through my head
With a gun
With a gun
You don't want to talk about it
You don't want to try to understand
Turn it off inside of yourself
It didn't help you still got canned
Sometimes I feel
More creative
With a gun




8. COMMON THREAD

The basis of my life
Is the common thread
That runs through my friends
That's the common thread
That gives us the strength
To stand again
After we have fallen
That's the common thread
That runs through my life
That's the common thread
That runs through my life
That's the common thread
That gives me sight
The common thread
That we are different
That's a known fact
That we will change
No one can help that
But there's one thing
That brings me back
The common thread




9. TRUTH OF TODAY

So now you think you've seen the light
You think you've got the vision
I'm sorry I don't pray that way
I call it superstition
What gives you all the certainty
Taht this is your saviour
Were once there was an attitude
There's only strange behaviour
I want to know
Now tell me
I though the idea was also one
Of self determination
I call it thinking for yourself
You call it deviation
Now if there really was no god
Why should you feel alone
When we can do it together
Do it on our own
I can't stand your attitude
Your believing lies
Whatever happened to self reliance
Whatever happened to open eyes
You think because you're on your knees
Your problems all go away
I'd rather have cotrol of my life
And truth of today
So now you think you've seen the light
And you preach self control
But when someone preaches lies to you
You do what you're told
Look did you ever stop to think
It's just one more set of rules
For people who refuse to think for themselves
Fanatics fakes and fools




10. VICTIM OF YOURSELF

I hope you enjoyed yourself
Cause the blockade is on the way
But don't be depressed
No don't despair
If the world is on your back again
Now you
Might
Take a chance
And every chance that you might take
Just brings you back to the same old fact
You've got to think for yourself my friend
Don't be
A victim
Of your
Yourself
Now we
All
Recognize that a mouth too big
Can hold you down
And it's not
Hard
To believe how a little shit talked
Keeps rolling around
So you can point fingers
And place the blame
No
It really wasn't my fault
But who you remain is still the same
A victim
You still got caught
Don't be
A victim
Of your
Yourself